Innovation Summit

Wednesday December 11th
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM


Albuquerque Mariott Pyramid North:
5151 San Francisco Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109


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The Innovation Summit

The New Mexico Department of Defense (DoD) SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit will bring together small businesses, Federal program managers, defense representatives, experts, and local organizations who have a vested interest in driving innovation through the SBIR and STTR programs.


The Innovation Summit’s line-up features powerful speakers, informative panels, access to private one-on-one time with decision-makers, updates on the DoD SBIR/STTR programs, and more. Wednesday December 11th, 2019. 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Stay Informed

The NM FAST program publishes a monthly SBIR/STTR newsletter which highlights SBIR/STTR events, webinars, and conferences; provides agency updates; promotes additional funding opportunities of interest to SBIR/STTR applicants; and more.



Wednesday December 11th, 2019

8:30AM TO 3:30PM


8:00 AM

Registration & Networking

8:30 AM

Welcome and Introduction

8:45 AM

Keynote Address

9:15 AM

Panel Sessions

12:00 PM

Working Lunch with Cyber-security Presentation

1:00 PM

Panel: Navy SBIR/STTR needs

2:20 PM

Presentation: DON SBIR/STTR Changes

2:40 PM

Presentation: USAF SBIR/STTR Changes

3:00 PM

Fireside Chat: The new DoD

3:30 PM

Closing Remarks

4:30 PM

Networking Reception at Marriott Pyramid

One-on-One Sessions

One-on-one sessions with program managers will be available at the New Mexico SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit.

Registration for one-on-one sessions is now open.

Join us for networking and refreshments after the event.

Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North, Albuquerque, NM 87109


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Event Logistics

Where is the closest airport?

The Albuquerque International Sunport is only twenty minutes away from the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North.

When and where will the New Mexico SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit be held?

The New Mexico SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit will take place Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North. 5151 San Francisco Rd NE. Albuquerque, NM 87109

I’m coming from out-of-town. What hotels are close to the Convention Center?

Our conference location this year has an all-in-one ability to accommodate

Other hotels within 5-10 minute drive of Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North

Hotels located near the Albuquerque International Sunport (airport), within 20-minute drive of the Albuquerque Convention Center

Where can I park?

Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North has parking located around the property at 5151 San Francisco Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. For our event they are waiving the parking fee.


When does registration open?
Registration is open now
Where do I register?

Please visit Eventbrite to register.

Is there a fee to attend the SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit?

Yes, there is a $35 registration fee. The fee includes refreshments and lunch.

How do I register for one-on-one sessions?

We will send out sign-up information to all registered attendees prior to the event.

Can I register at the door?
No, all registrations must be made in advance.
If I cannot make it, is my registration transferable?
Yes, as long as we are notified 48 hours in advance.

Why You Should Attend

Who should attend?
Anyone interested in pursuing or applying for SBIR/STTR funding.
The event highlights the DoD. Will the event be pertinent if I'm interesed in applying to a different agency?

Yes! The event will highlight panels that will provide information pertinent to any SBIR/STTR funding agency.

Contact Information

I am with the media and would like to do a story. Who should I contact
Thanks in advance! Please contact Dana Catron at
Who can I contact if I have a question?

Contact Dana Catron, Program Director for NM FAST. She can be reached at 505-358-4039 or


Contact Us

This event is an initiative of the NM FAST Partnership Program, which is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

NMSU is an equal opportunity institution. For disability accommodation, please contact Arrowhead Center, (575) 646-6120,